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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the participants

From: Evaluating the effectiveness and feasibility of nurse-led distant and face-to-face interviews programs for promoting behavioral change and disease management in patients with diabetic nephropathy: a triangulation approach

VariableIntervention group (n = 18)Control group (n = 17)P-value
nMean ± SDnMean ± SD
Age (year)1859.4 ± 9.11757.6 ± 6.90.502
Sex, n (%) Men1816 (88.9)1717 (100)0.157
Duration of diabetes (years)1711.8 ± 10.1179.2 ± 9.20.451
eGFR (ml/min/1.73 m2)1754.7 ± 14.71655.2 ± 17.80.927
HbA1c (%)177.7 ± 1.6177.6 ± 1.30.860
Systolic BP (mmHg)18138.3 ± 13.617146.8 ± 16.60.104
Diastolic BP (mmHg)1884.2 ± 9.81787.9 ± 9.00.258
BMI (kg/m2)1830.1 ± 4.51726.2 ± 4.20.013
  1. Definition of abbreviations: eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, HbA1c hemoglobin A1c, BP blood pressure, BMI body mass index
  2. Differences were evaluated using Student’s t-test. However, Chi-square test was used to compare differences in gender between the two groups